Visalia woman convicted of welfare fraud

The Fresno BeeJune 27, 2014 

A Visalia woman was convicted on welfare fraud and perjury charges Thursday after she failed to notify the Tulare County Health and Human Services office that she had found a job.

The Tulare County District Attorney's Office said Rebecca Young, 55, first applied for aid in September 2010 when she was unemployed. She soon found a job as a caregiver with a Visalia in-home care business but didn't report it.

Young faces up to four years and eight months in state prison. Her sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 1.

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